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Snake, Venomous

This brightly colored snake assumes an aggressive posture, its hissing mouth open to display its fangs.

Venomous Snake CR 1

XP 400
N Medium animal
Init +5; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +9


AC 14, touch 11, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +3 natural)
hp 13 (2d8+4)
Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +1


Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +2 (1d4–1 plus poison)

Str 8, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 1, Wis 13, Cha 2
Base Atk +1; CMB +0; CMD 11 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Improved Initiative, Weapon FinesseB
Skills Acrobatics +9, Climb +9, Perception +9, Stealth +9, Swim +9; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth, +8 Acrobatics; modifies Climb and Swim with Dexterity


Poison (Ex)

Bite—injury; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Con; cure 1 save.


Environment any temperate or warm
solitary, pair, or nest (3–8)

Countless species of poisonous snakes dwell in the wild, their bites capable of bringing down creatures much larger than themselves. Snakes of the size presented here are thankfully rarer than their smaller kin, but many species of rattlesnake, cobra, and similar reptiles can grow to this size.

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